Bihar Results: 19 Muslim Candidates Win, 5 Less from 2015, Even as AIMIM Wins 5 Seats

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Among the Muslim winners, 8 are from RJD, 5 from AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi, 4 from Congress and 1 each from BSP and CPI-ML(L)

Mumtaz Alam | Clarion India

New Delhi — Even though the All India Majlis-e Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM added a new chapter to its history on Tuesday when it won five Assembly seats in Bihar, its highest number ever outside Hyderabad, the overall strength of Muslim MLAs in the new Assembly went down by five compared to the 2015 Assembly elections.

The counting of votes that began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday continued till late night. As per the results available on the website of the Election Commission of India by 11 PM, as many as 19 Muslim candidates from different parties were either declared winner or were leading.

Among the Muslim winners, 8 are from RJD, 5 from AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi, 4 from Congress and 1 each from BSP and CPI-ML(L).

RJD, Congress and three left parties – CPI, CPI-M and CPI-ML(L) had fought this poll together.

Muslim Winners in Bihar Assembly Elections 2020
Name Constituency Party – Victory Margin Runner-up
Akhtarul Iman Amour AIMIM – 52515 JDU
Abidur Rahman Araria Congress – 47936 JDU
Md Anzar Nayeemi Bahadurganj AIMIM – 34097 VIP
Syed Ruknuddin Ahmed Baisi AIMIM – 16373 BJP
Mahboob Alam Balrampur CPI-ML(L) – 53597 VIP
Md Zaman Khan Chainpur BSP – 24294 BJP
Md Kamran Gobindpur RJD – 33074 JDU
Shahnawaz Jokihat AIMIM – 7383 RJD
Shakeel Ahmed Khan Kadwa Congress – 25569 LJP
Md Israil Mansuri Kanti RJD – 10314 IND
Md Afaque Alam Kasba Congress – 17278 LJP
Izharul Hussain Kishanganj Congress – 3858 BJP
Md Izhar Asfi Kochadhaman AIMIM – 36143 JDU
Shamim Ahmed Narkatia RJD – 27791 JDU
Ali Ashraf Siddiqui Nathnagar RJD – 7756 JDU
Mohammad Nehaluddin Rafiganj RJD – 9429 IND
Akhtarul Islam Shaheen Samastipur RJD – 4714 JDU
Yusuf Salahuddin Simri Bakhtiarpur RJD – 1767 VIP
Saud Alam Thakurganj RJD – 23887 IND

Updated at: 11 PM, November 10

In the 2015 Assembly elections, 24 Muslim candidates from different parties had won – 12 of them were from RJD, 6 from Congress, 5 from JDU ticket and 1 on the ticket of CPI-ML(L).

In 2015, JDU was part of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan but this time it contested as alliance partner of BJP. Though JDU had fielded around one dozen Muslim candidates in this election, yet none could win.

The 2015 performance of minority candidates was their best since the February 2005 Assembly polls.

Muslim Representation in Bihar Assembly (2005-2020)
    Party-wise Muslim MLAs
    2005 (Feb) 2005 (Oct) 2010 2015 2020
Party Tally          
RJD 75 10 54 — 04 22 — 06 80 — 12  
JDU 55 04 88 — 04 115 — 07 71 — 05  
Congress 10 03 09 — 04 04 — 03 27 — 06  
NCP 03 02 01 — 01      
CPIML 07 01 05 — 01   03 — 01  
BSP 02 01        
SP 04 01        
LJP     10 — 01 03 — 02    
BJP       91 — 01    
IND 17 01 10 — 01      
             
             
Total   23     16 19 24  

 

As for overall tally of political parties, RJD has emerged as the single largest party with 76 seats (results of 60 declared) followed by BJP with 73 seats. While JDU has won or are leading on 43 seats, Congress could win only 19 seats. As a pre-poll alliance, BJP-JDU alliance has almost crossed the magic figure of 122 while RJD-led alliance may get 112 seats. By 11:25 PM, ECI had declared the results of only 188 seats out of total 243.

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